Reformers of Prisons bounced back from a 22-28 loss to Galaxy Ladies in Week Two, to register a much deserved 51-43 win over Navy in the Accra Basketball League (ABL). Defending champions Braves of CEPS defeated Galaxy 37-24 in the other fixture.
In an exciting game played before a sizable crowd at the Lebanon House in Tudu, Accra, Reformers fought hard to shake off a Navy side in need of a better showing and more importantly, a win. The team’s inability to gather rebounds particularly on offense enabled Navy to stay within reach in the first half.
Center Eva Alhassan’s lack of presence in the paint meant the team missed out on second chance scoring opportunities to the frustration of Coach Prosper Agbleta. Reformers also benefited from poor finishing the opposing side who couldn’t capitalize on easy looks at the basket.
Navy came on strongly in the earlier minutes of the third quarter as the team scored six straight points to whittle the deficit to a single point. Point Guard Marian Mensah was pivotal in the run as she consistently caught a flat footed defense out of position to score on layups.
The reintroduction of Reformers Guards Promise Ofori and Elizabeth Atobrah in the game curtailed Navy’s barrage by slowing the pace of the game. The slower pace allowed their teammates to settle back into the game and take out Navy’s main weapon on offense-pace.
Coach Agbleta was impressed with side’s efforts; praising his lads for the win. Reformers now own two wins from three games in the season.